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Local Medicare Help

Trusted, unbiased, one-on-one
counseling and assistance.

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Navigating Medicare can be complicated, but you don't have to do it alone. SHIP can help.

Looking for help? Find your local SHIP here:

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Getting Ready for Medicare?

Click "News" for a short fact sheet about enrolling in Medicare through Social Security or to view short recorded trainings. Click "SSA" to go directly to the Social Security website.

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Part D Coverage Phases

The cost of your medications may change throughout the year, depending on which coverage phase you’re in. You’ll learn about it all this blog—from the deductible phase to the donut hole, as well as some new changes to look out for this year!

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Resources for SHIPs

If you are a SHIP staff member or volunteer, training and technical assistance is available.

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Our Mission

SHIP is your local State Health Insurance Assistance Program. SHIP provides unbiased help to Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers. Whether you are new to Medicare, reviewing Medicare plan options, or have questions on how to use your Medicare, SHIP can help.

Success Stories

SHIPs and their highly trained volunteers help thousands navigate Medicare each year. Watch these stories to see how SHIP can help you or how you can help others.

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Eloise Dennis

Beneficiary Story

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"I was not too adept at navigating the government website, but I had seen SHIP offering this service, and I thought, 'I think that's the way to go.'"

Betty Jerry

Beneficiary Story

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"It makes me feel like I matter. Because before the help that I received here."

Gary Bartle

Beneficiary Story

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"They certainly make it very easy and simplify the whole process.”